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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students to partic... more ⇒

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Sow

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design
Bailey Alternative High School

The Sow initiative promotes sustainability and provides resources for the Bailey Alternative High School greenhouse, which benefits students and the local Springfield, ... more ⇒

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the new programme

Kansas City Art Institute

the new programme is a "framework project": a studio focused on facilitating community-based social change through client partnerships and designer-initia... more ⇒

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Frugal Food: Eating On SNAP

Kansas City Art Institute

It has become increasingly difficult for low-income homes to sustain themselves in an economy like today's, in a food desert like Kansas City. He... more ⇒

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A Book by its Cover: Reading Stereotypes

Kansas City Art Institute

In an effort to foster contact between children of different ethnicities and eradicate stereotypes before they form, this social exp... more ⇒

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